Periodontal Dentistry in Burnet, TX
Periodontal (gum) disease affects more than 75 percent of adults. The progressive condition contributes to more tooth loss than decay and cavities! Gum disease results from the build-up of plaque bacteria that attack the gums, destroying the tissues and leading to bone loss.
The following are some warning signs of periodontal disease:
- Red, swollen, and tender gums that may bleed easily
- Gum recession, meaning the gums have pulled away from the teeth
- Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
- Teeth loosening, changing in position, or separating
Factors contributing to periodontal disease include poor oral hygiene, tobacco use, family history, crooked teeth, diabetes, pregnancy, and certain medications. The good news is that gum disease is treatable and can even be reversed when detected in its earlier stages, preventing long-term damage.
Our hygienists at Burnet Dental Center are highly trained and skilled at detecting and treating gum disease. We invite you to schedule your preventive visit today!